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Ideals before Prohibitions

This was similar to a “compromise” that I suggested at the start. It’s in practice exactly what the status quo in the CRCNA is now. There are now likely, quietly, people who are members and even office bearers in the … Continue reading

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More A1B Conversations on Voices

I chose “marriage equality” for a reason even though a good number of my conservative listeners objected. There are two motivations I can see in the CRC for changing the status quo: I remember the heartfelt speech by Jack Roeda … Continue reading

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Two Competing Ideals

I appreciated Paul’s writeup of the contra overtures. https://www.christiancourier.ca/five-major-concerns/ I can very much understand the angst and even panic among many who reasonably anticipate the complete passage of the HSR as hurtful and a slamming of the door on many … Continue reading

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Plotting Mile Markers on the Way to the Eschaton

The little back and forth over “plotting” was interesting. You plot a course, you plot mile markers, you plot a map. This came over the Internet. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/us/california-judge-martin-jenkins-trnd/index.html Relevance realization is the core of one of my conversation partners John Vervaeke … Continue reading

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We need to do better than weaponized “listening”

I appreciated Doug’s post on his experience with gay kids. It very much tracks with what I’ve seen. While I hear a lot of complaint from affirming straight and gay about churches that maintain theological positions and polity practicies that … Continue reading

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Confessional Conversation Again

If you recall in 2016 (and the years before) I made a case that the CRC needs to have a far deeper conversation BEFORE we talk about WICO, SSM, IVF, Cohabitation, legalized pot, prostitution, pornography, polyamory, power, senior-non-church-weddings, marriage, confessionalism … Continue reading

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The Woke are the Holiness Movement of the New Atheists

I wrote this for CRC-Voices responding to a Sacramentalist This morning I was thinking about a possible video about wokeness and secularism. In my conversation with James Lindsay he observed that the woke split and are trying to destroy the … Continue reading

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Evangelical lostness at Wheaton

Evangelicalism is a sort of thing that isn’t supposed to have a center, a hierarchy or an authority structure but yet we are supposed to act like it does. It’s the large projection of classic pastoral availability. You can have … Continue reading

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Women and the Glass Ceiling

nteresting piece in the NYTimes. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html I’ve now gotten through the two courses Jordan Peterson has on line. In this video he goes into a lot of the work he’d done in corporate hiring and the psychological instruments he developed to … Continue reading

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Right Wing Civil Religion is not dead

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/worshiping-america-first-baptist-dallas-trump/  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2017/07/02/make-america-great-now-ccli-licensed-christian-worship-song/ I’m certainly not. the Hoeksema piece is a good one. It teases out a lot of the nuances and complexities that leaders have to navigate. Did Hoeksema do the right thing? http://www.swierenga.com/DisloyalDutch_pap.html I was thinking that “well-behaved men seldom … Continue reading

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